Women's Health at Innova

Women’s Health physical therapists evaluate and treat the musculoskeletal disorders that may occur to many women throughout their lifespan. This specialty is known to help prenatal or postpartum females but also encompasses the health concerns of ALL women. This commonly includes young female athletes or postmenopausal women in addition to prenatal or postpartum women.

The anatomy of the pelvic floor includes both muscles and ligaments that contribute to supporting your organs and stabilizing your body; this anatomy is different from that of a male. This essential group of muscles can help regulate bladder and bowel processes, and promote optimal sexual function. There are also known changes that can occur in your body as your hormones fluctuate which can impact your musculoskeletal system; these are things your Women’s Health therapist has specialized training in.

How can PT help?

Your licensed Physical Therapist (PT) can treat pelvic floor dysfunctions using a variety of methods that may include manual techniques, strengthening, biofeedback, mechanics training, and education or training for optimal bladder and bowel habits.

A sample of conditions pelvic floor rehabilitation may be appropriate for:

  • Urinary and fecal incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pre and post-partum pelvic floor strengthening
  • Diastasis recti (abdominal muscle separation)
  • Pain with sexual activity
  • Pelvic organ prolapse

What to expect on your first visit

Your initial visit begins with a supportive conversation with your PT so they can understand how your condition affects your quality of life. Using a holistic approach allows your PT to not only assess your pelvic floor but all body regions that could be contributing to your pelvic health.

This assessment may include an internal examination of the pelvic floor muscles however our first priority is your comfort.

Throughout the examination your therapist will explain their findings, relate them back to your symptoms, and craft an individualized treatment program designed to reach your goals for optimal function.

All treatment sessions are 60-minute, one-on one, with your licensed physical therapist.

Together we can Restore, Revitalize and Renew your body. Learn More or Schedule Your Appointment: https://sites.webpt.com/556/women-s-health

 

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